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Grateful Dead Live at Euphoria Ballroom on 1970-07-14

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Grateful Dead Live at Euphoria Ballroom on 1970-07-14

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Set 1

Don't Ease Me In *
Friend Of The Devil
Dire Wolf
Dark Hollow
Black Peter
How Long Blues
Deep Elem Blues
Cumberland Blues
New Speedway Boogie

Set 2

Casey Jones
El Paso
China Cat Sunflower ->
Jam ->
I Know You Rider
Easy Wind
Me And My Uncle
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Cosmic Charlie
Drums ->
Good Lovin' ->
Drums ->
Good Lovin' ->

Uncle John's Band

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Euphoria Ballroom
Location San Rafael, CA

Source SBD > Master Reel > Dat> cd> shn> cd> ?> shn
Lineage Dat > cd > shn > cd > ? > shn


* = Audience Source


Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2015
Subject: -
Not what I'd call a very interesting or well-played show.
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 28, 2014
Subject: NSB
Peter through New Speedway is splendid.
The cut in Good Lovin' is consequential, as that was likely the highlight by the sound of what remains.
Reviewer: Go Faster, Get Rounder - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 27, 2014
Subject: Yes. You want this one. For sure.
Many, many thanks to however made this available and to whoever upped it.

Great show, excellent fidelity for a 1970 show. There are some glitches and a couple of patched songs, but still very, very listenable by anyone's standards who has listened to a decent number of shows from this era.

I love the funky percussion at the start of China Cat --> Rider -- I would have loved to have heard them do stuff like that more often. (For all the clever commenters, probably the reason that it is marked as "China Cat --> Jam --> I know you Rider" is that those used to be stand along songs that were not played together until not too long before this show -- late 1969, I think -- and I am sure whoever upped it just followed the very early, and in my book very esteemed, taper's notations. Anyone who was taping shows back in 1970 gets to make fun of it but everyone else: Don't do it--it makes you look silly.) Anyway, it is still a pretty raw transition at this point--not the totally fluid stuff you would get later --like Providence 9/4/80, or even PNE Coliseum in 1973.)

Having only a partial of the Easy Wind is kind of a bummer, especially how good the ending of it sounds-- oh well, Pigpen sounds in good form for what little there is of it.

And in my book, anytime you have a full Cryptical suite it is a very good thing (the drummers were having a seriously good time this show -- and are high in the mix -- an interesting mix compared to most). Plus, out of that into Cosmic Charlie -- a huge start to Cosmic Charlie -- it fires all my little overloaded neurons. Actually, I think this is one of the all-time Cosmic Charlies -- the vocals have a couple of rough points (Cosmic Charlie is a freakin hard song to play and sing--doesn't seem like it would be but it is -- try it sometime), but it starts out perfect, and the couple of glitches in the middle are quite short, and by the end they have the vocals working freakin great--like the best I've heard -- and the short jam towards the end is restrained, yet exudes massive raw power-- the aural equivalent of Bruce Lee after he realizes that the guy who just hit him in the face with a cream pie also killed his sister -- but just before he starts kicking butt . . . .

Overall, it is just HUGE -- and I really, really like Cosmic Charlie a lot -- a hugely unique song musically -- and who hasn't known a few Cosmic Charlies?

Then the drums to start Good Lovin ("Sock it to em" someone says-- and they got it RIGHT -- the drummers were smoking on this night) -- and Pigpen -- with his vibe and power -- and a LONG Phil solo in Good Lovin -- yeah, yeah, yet another Phil Solo . . . . Right. What are there -- like 10 total? Unfortunately a NASTY cut in Good Lovin right after everyone starts working back in with Phil, but at least we do have about a minute and a half of Phil soloing.

And I love the drums in Uncle John's band -- the drummers were truly on during this show-- I love what they were doing. And by happy coincidence, they were not only on, but high in the mix.

I highly recommend this one. Now, go on home, your Mama's calling you . . . . But first listen to this show really, really, really loud . . . .
Reviewer: aquanee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2013
Subject: Nice!!
Of Note: David Crosby plays 12-string guitar on Cumberland and New Speedway, and Jerry plays electric on these tunes.

RE: The China>Jam>Rider notation, this is also how it is notated by Jim Powell, Dick Latvala and Rob Eaton in their description on, not sure why .. just an FYI.
Reviewer: swampRatchild - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2012
Subject: perfect
You get the best of both worlds with this show.A nice somewhat mellow acoustic dead and the rocking ballbusting psychedelic dead. quality with these old shows arent the best sometimes but better than nothing.
Reviewer: rrschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 31, 2012
Subject: small miracles
No thanks for chopping TOO up into four least Good Lovin' is intact.

To whomever wrote the "Description": thanks for letting us know that they "Jam" between China and Rider.
Reviewer: ramble_on_baby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2012
Subject: ,
four stars for an excellent show with sound quality issues (though it does contribute some funny banter) and lyrical slip ups. overall a wonderful, love these 70s acoustics. wrenching black peter and jammin deep elem.
song title error for china cat, has the usual i know you rider transition, before easy wind. thought for a second the ccs>ikyr pairing was absent (only happened twice since 69) but no dice.
Reviewer: rschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 13, 2012
Subject: Why?
Why is "That's It For The Other One" split into four separate tracks?
Reviewer: splue - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 5, 2011
Subject: inhale this
& hold it

hold it

kay then
Reviewer: cloudsplitter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2010
Subject: Great Acoustic Dead
An evening with the Grateful Dead, how sublime. The Acoustic Dead play great, with a nice rare How Long Blues. A nice jam on New Speedway, always a favorite of mine. The electric set is played excellent. I recommend checking this one out.
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2010
Subject: Acoustic Set is tops
How Long Blues, Deep Elem Blues, Cumberland Blues...

Hell yeah!

The How Long is a delightful Jerry rarity. It may be my only SBD copy of it by the GD.

This version of New Speedway is nice and jammed out with a three minute jam outro to end a nice acoustic set. We thank the powers that be for getting this to us.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" July, 14, 1970 at the Euphoria Ballroom, San Rafael, California, United States of America

~Super 70' Soundbard & Classic 1970 Sound~

This show is a "gotta have it, must have".

At the begining of Elpaso Jerry says: "Okay now here's where Weir gets his the expense of everybody..."

Apparently someone forgot to turn the tape machine on when "Easy Wind" started, so all we get is a Garcia solo and Pigpen singin' the last verse and then it ends...freakin' hippies!

The GRATEFUL DEAD are still doing songs from Anthem of the Sun and Aoxomoxoa which is a real treat to hear performed live.

An exceptional performance of "Cosmic Charlie".

And there is nothing like Pigpen singing "Good Lovin'".

Uncle John's Band is performed effortlessly and is memorable. Garcia's guitar sound is classic; full of tone & body.

Nothin' like a GRATEFUL DEAD show, especially when it's in a tiny hole in the wall club in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael.

Today the Canal is filled with Hispanics and everything is in Spanish...lmao

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1970.
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